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mid 70s fender mustang $$ how much

Discussion in 'Recording' started by evhwanabe, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. evhwanabe

    evhwanabe Guest

    My buddy just emailed and told me his dad is looking at getting rid of a "perfect shape" mid 70's Fender Mustang and a "reverb amp"

    I am in the process of trying to get more info on the amp and guitar,

    but would anyone have any idea what he should ask for the guitar?

  2. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    You can do a search for completed auctions at e-bay.... it will give you a rough idea. Trade-in might be considerably less than what you see there though.
  3. evhwanabe

    evhwanabe Guest

    cool thanks,
    I didn't know you could search completed auctions!!
  4. Dossetter

    Dossetter Guest

    Dude I have a re-issue Mustang, don't really reccomend it.

    I'd say the highest a '77 could get is around a grand. Don't take my word for that though, those vintage (if '70's guitars are just old and not yet vintage) guitars get expensive.

  5. vividsonics

    vividsonics Guest

    I don't know what the quote means by mustangs not being collectable. I think they can sound cool for something different. I also doubt you could get $1k for one unless it was dead mint with hang tags or something. I have seen these go for less than $400 quite often. The "reverb amp" could actually have a lot more value than the Mustang.
  6. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    It's amazing what people think is "collectable". I was a Fender dealer in the late 70's thru the 80's. That was not Fenders' "finest hour". In fact, it was the poorer quality of the CBS Fenders and the Norlin Gibsons from that era tha spawned the Japanese guitar market then. Just like cars, the Japanese came in with a better product at a better price...
    I have an early-70's Mustang that I bought for my daughter 'way back. They are fun guitars to play (smaller neck,sleek body) and that wild racing stripe.....!
  7. Treena Foster

    Treena Foster Active Member

    I owned two mustangs in the early 70's, look close at the photo below, you'll see I played a red mustang in my high school jazz band! Great beginner basses or for people who have small hands. I also had a white one, loved them back then!

    Third from the right, bottom row!)

    :cool: Treena
  8. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Cute photo, cute babes! I hope that my comments on the "late 70's-80's" era Fenders didn't put you off. They were what they were. The earlier '70s models did have a vibe all their own, and had not been bitten by the "cheap corporate bug" yet. I had a DuoSonic back in '72. I couldn't tell you how old it was, but it was an $80.00 steal (and that included the "piggy-back" Silvertone tube amp!). And I thought that those little "clay dots" on the neck were kind of wierd...go figure! :)
  9. Treena Foster

    Treena Foster Active Member

    moonbaby, no offense taken. I agree with your comments about the mustang basses. They had a purpose and served that purpose well.

    I kinda wish I still had one of mine, just to have in my fender "vintage" collection!

    :cool: Treena
  10. Pez

    Pez Active Member

    Not all Mustangs had the racing stripe. The one's that do will bring more money. It's also possible that the reverb amp might be a nice old Fender tube amp. 70's model Fenders are bringing more money than they used to. I used to have an old (late 50's?) Duo-sonic with the aluminum guard that sounding outstanding. Since it had a short scale neck you could string it up with some real heavy strings and with those old hand wound pickups it could kick some serious ass.

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